Freedonia Group analyst Dan Debelius says, “Many consumers have been able to make the transition to battery-powered or corded electric lawn and garden equipment.

Social distancing and outdoor socializing drove homeowners to add water features (e.g., fountains, ponds, waterfalls) to make these areas more comfortable and aesthetically pleasing.

Continued above average growth for fountains will be supported by the lower maintenance and easier installation of these relative to ponds and waterfalls, which also typically require more space.

Our new research shows that hardscaping sales are expected to remain elevated in the short-term due to an ongoing pandemic-related demand surge for professional-grade improvement projects for outdoor living spaces.

Professionally installed products are expected to outpace those installed by consumers through 2025 as more people resume activities outside the house and the “do-it-for-me” movement regains momentum.

US demand for gutter guards is forecast to grow 2.5% annually through 2025, driven primarily by new and existing home sales.

The booming DIY activity of the pandemic era continues to benefit the $157 million US market for plastic gutter and downspout products.

Our new analysis finds that the increasing number of new homes built with hip style roofs instead of traditional gable style roofs will bolster residential market gains for gutter and downspout products through 2025.

Residential demand for gutter and downspout products in the US is forecast to rise 2.0% per year to $4.1 billion in 2025, driven primarily by increases in residential construction activity.

Our analysis finds that the commercial market for power lawn and garden equipment underperformed in 2020, as growing consumer participation in DIY lawn care came at the expense of spending on residential landscaping services.